David L. Herzer, Esq.

Business Organizations & Tax • Mergers and Acquisitions • Business & Family Succession Planning

Mr. Herzer served as the Firm’s President and CEO from 1971 to 2011.  During that time, Mr. Herzer also served as a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors and as Chairperson of the Business Organizations & Tax Department.  Given his desire to spend the remaining years of his practice focused on client legal matters, he elected to step down from all Firm Management roles and assume an Of Counsel position with the Firm on a part-time basis.  In this role, he will provide counsel to attorneys and clients of the Firm in all areas of corporate law and business tax law, with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, and business succession planning.  Mr. Herzer serves on the boards of several area corporations and civic organizations.  Mr. Herzer is highly regarded in Lorain County and surrounding communities:  Inside Business magazine recognized Mr. Herzer as a Leading Lawyer for 2008 and Leadership Lorain County  recognized him for his outstanding service and volunteerism as an honoree for the 2009 Award for Excellence in Leadership.

Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Herzer an AV rating for preeminent legal ability and having the highest ethical standards.

Practice Focus:
Choice of Entities and Structuring
Business Ownership and Management Succession Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions

Bar Admissions:
1970 State of Ohio
1976 U.S. Tax Court
1982 State of Florida
1985 U.S. Supreme Court
1985 State of Colorado (INACTIVE)
1989 State of New York (INACTIVE)

1967 Yale University (B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Epsilon)
1970 Harvard University (J.D.)

Professional & Civic Affiliations:
Lorain County Community College Foundation (Trustee and past Chairperson)
Western Reserve Land Conservancy (Trustee, and past Officer)
Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland (Trustee and past President)
National Yale Alumni Fund (Trustee)
Harvard Law School Dean’s Leadership Committee
Lorain County Bar Association
Florida Bar Association
Director/Trustee on over 100 other corporate boards (for-profit and non-profit)

Contact Information:
Direct (440) 695-8065
Fax (440) 695-8098
Email DHerzer@WickensLaw.com